Dan Ringer, K8WV
Section Manager


04/20/2017 Mon County Amateur Radio Club Hamfest
9:00am – 4:00pm

Chestnut Ridge Church
2223 Cheat Road
Morgantown, WV

Type: Hamfest
Sponsor: Mon County Amateur Radio Club

05/07/2017 | Jackson County ARC Hamfest 2017
Location: Ripley, WV
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Jackson County Amateur Radio Club

08/19/2017 | West Virginia State Convention
Location: Weston, WV
Type: ARRL Convention pending Executive Committee approval
Sponsor: West Virginia State Amateur Radio Council


Roanoke Division Director Dr. Jim Boehner, N2ZZ, has been elected to
the ARRL Board of Directors Executive Committee. The Committee can act
on behalf of the full Board between its regular twice yearly meetings.
This is a great honor, and an important position. You can meet and talk
with “Dr. Jim” at the West Virginia State Convention August 19!


If you are not a member of the ARRL, you can try out the ARRL website
for 90 days. All you have to do is go to ARRL.ORG and register. The
entire archive of the ARRL journal QST is available on the site!
Once you’ve experienced the site, you’ll want to join! Invite a new


The Foundation for Amateur Radio, Inc. will be awarding a total of 57
scholarships, worth an aggregate of $94,575 for the 2017/2018 academic
year. Those scholarships range in value from $500 to $5,000 each.

Note that the QCWA and Chichester scholarships have a requirement that
the applicant obtains a recommendation from the QCWA or an ARRL
affiliated club, respectively. Getting the recommendations qualifies
you for an additional $38,000 in scholarships!

In addition to the two requirements mentioned above, some of the
scholarships impose additional preferences or requirements.

When a student applies, he or she is, in effect, applying for all of
the scholarships for which they qualify.

A complete description of the 2017 scholarships that were awarded may
be found at:


The West Virginia Emergency Operations Center (EOC), currently located
in the basement of the east wing of the main capitol is in the process
of moving to the National Guard complex. If you are familiar with the
area, the EOC will be moving to the older building where the Charleston
Hamfest used to be held. WV SEC Mike Maxon, W8SI, the State ARES/RACES
coordinator, Bill Wood, Communications Officer for the agency and James
L. Steele, W8HPD, Emergency Services Specialist, West Virginia Division
of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, met to discuss the move
and installation of amateur radio equipment.


Newly licensed amateurs for March:

Johnny K Borich, KE8GDO, Bluefield
Jaiden J Borich, KE8GDP, Bluefield
John D Yates, KE8GEI, Ballard
Timothy G Cavender, KE8GDC, South Charleston
Erick D Hansen, KE8GEH, Harpers Ferry
Travis J Adkins, KE8GDB, Culloden
Christopher L Adkins, KE8GDG, Logan
Phillip G Richardson, KE8GCL, Parkersburg
Kelley L Weimer, KE8GDE, Monterville
Mark A Weimer, KE8GDF, Monterville
Isaac J Riffle, KE8FYS, Lost Creek
Robert B Twigg, KE8GDD, Weston
Adam D Roh, KE8GBU, Morgantown
Katelyn Hampel, KE8GBT, Morgantown
Sarah Moore, KE8GBR, Morgantown
Wyatt A Kitzmiller, KE8GBS, Morgantown
Charles R Howard, KE8GBQ, Morgantown
James M Wilhelm, KE8FZZ, Fairmont
Andrew A Herbaugh, KE8GCI, Augusta
Marshall W Barbe, KE8GCJ, Keyser
Mark P Hirschhorn, KE8GCH, Romney

Great work VE’s. Now, let’s help them get on the air, and join
local clubs and the ARRL!

Integrate Science and Math with Engineering and Technology by Exploring
Wireless Technology

ARRL, the national association for amateur radio, is offering two
sessions of its Introductory Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology
(TI-1) during the summer of 2017. The ARRL Teachers Institute is an
expenses paid, intensive professional development opportunity for
educators who want to receive training and resources to explore
wireless technology in the classroom.  Topics at the TI-1 Introduction
to Wireless Technology, include basic electronics, radio science,
microcontroller programming and basic robotics.  ARRL will also offer
an advanced Teachers Institute (TI-2) on Remote Sensing and Data

The linked article from the March issue of ARRL’s journal, QST,
includes the schedule and description of offerings this summer.  Read
“Amateur Radio in the STEM Classroom” in the 2016 April issue of
Tech Directions to learn how four Teachers Institute grads employ
amateur radio in their classrooms.

Visit the ARRL website at: for more details.
Go to for information about
applying and to download an application.

WV Section NTS Traffic Reports – February 2017
Kenneth Caplinger, WV8KDC WV STM

HF Nets Reporting    Stations    Traffic    Time Minutes    Sessions    Net Manager
WV Fone Net    807    70    649    28    W8YS
WV Midday Net    434    20    332    28    N8NCP
WV CW Net Early    98    23    312    28    KD8G
WV CW Net Late    77    7    194    26    KD8G
WV ARES/RACES    37    0    33    1    N8IKT
TOTAL    1453    120    1520    111

ARES/RACES 2 Meter Nets    Stations    Traffic    Time Min.    Sessions
District 6 ARES/RACES    76    2    72    5
KARC ARES    99    0    177    4
Pendleton Co. ARES    22    0    25    2
Total    197    2    274    11

6 Meter Net    Stations    Traffic    Time Min.    Sessions
Pocahontas 6 meter net    26    0    67    2

DIGITAL    Stations    Traffic    Time Min.    Sessions

2 Meter Nets    Stations    Traffic    Time-Minutes    Sessions
BDARC    43    0    101    4
Pocahontas Co. Coffee Net    232    0    739    12
Eastern Panhandle Traf Net    210    2    462    28
PHARC    26    0    67    4
WV DMR Net    61    0    94    4
Total    572    2    1463    52

Station Activity Report  (SAR) –  February 2017
Station    Orig    Rec    Sent    Del    Total
KA8ZGY    15    7    13    1    36
Total    15    7    13    1    36

Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) –  February 2017
Station    1    2    3    4    5    6    Total
KA8ZGY    22    36    20    25    0    10    113
TOTAL    22    36    20    25    0    10    113


Mon County Amateur Radio Club

Club Meeting – First Monday Each Month
9 Sterling Drive
Morgantown, WV

6 p.m. Meet, Greet, and Eat
7 p.m. Business Meeting


Amateur Radio enriches the lives of everyone that it touches

This is especially true of young people and yet, we do not have a Section Youth Coordinator for the State of West Virginia. If you are interested in serving in this postion, please contact  Section Manager Dan Ringer K8WV via the form at the bottom of this page.

Additional information may be found by clicking on the button below.

Youth Coordinator

Feast of the Ramson
The granddaddy of ALL Appalachian Ramp Feeds

April 22, 2017

The Family Center Amateur Radio Club
3 Valley Avenue, Richwood, WV

Operators at W8TFC will be monitoring 3.850 MHZ and 443.375 MHZ  0500 UTC April 22, 2017

Certificates will be available. See instructions on the web site



Meetings Third Thursday of each month 1930 hrs local Saint Marks Lutheran Church RT19/98 Clarksburg

SJARA Tuesday Night Net meets each Tuesday evening at 2100 hours on the N8FMD repeater 147.210 MHZ  PL Tone 103.5

Click on the button below for the SJARA News Letter


WVSARC State Convention 2016

A small but energetic turnout at Jackson’s Mill, Weston, West Virginia on Saturday, August 20th made this years convention a success.
The Net Meeting and other forums were well attended and overall a good time was had by all.  Thanks to Phillip Groves-N8SFO-WV Section Manager, and the officers of the WVSARC, President-Robert West-WA8YCD, Vice President-Michael Farnsworth-KD8VLL, Secretary-Jane Hardy-WV8JH and Treasurer-Randy Goff-KD8G.

A special thanks to  Dr. Jim Boehner-N2ZZ-Roanoke Div. Dir., Bill Morine-N2COP-Roanoke Div. Vice Dir.,  and Mike Corey-KI1U-ARRL Emergency Preparedness Mgr. for their presentations.

Pictured below
Top row left-Outstanding Amateur of the Year-Phillip Groves-N8SFO
Top row Right- Field Day 2016 Club Division Winner-Alan Carpenter-W8OP and Tom Weaver-K8TW accepting on behalf of the Mountaineer Armateru Radio Club
Bottom row left-WVQSO Party Low Power #1 David Poe-W8IW
Bottom row right-WVQSO Party QRP #1 Mac Gray-W8LMG
Not Pictured WVQSO Party High Power #1-Jeff Hartley-N8II